As the Associated Press reported, “When her book came out, she told ABC News that at some point during their marriage, her husband put a gun to her head and said, ‘I’m going to blow your brains out.’ She filed for divorce in 2001, citing ‘physically abusive and extremely threatening behavior’.
Now, after months without a serious challenge for Walker, some Republicans in Georgia are realizing they may have made a big mistake and he stands to lose if he qualifies for the general election.
And they only have Donald Trump to blame. Walker’s campaign was all Trump did and at Trump’s urging.
Raphael Warnock became the first black senator in Georgia’s history, as well as the first popularly elected black Democratic senator from the South, because of black voters, who elected him just a day before rioters took over. storming the Capitol. In fact, black voters made up the majority of the coalition that elected him, according to exit polls — the first time that had been the case for a black senator.
The results of Warnock’s race, along with the simultaneous election of Jon Ossoff, tipped the balance in the Senate and sent shockwaves through the Georgian political establishment.
Within months, state Republicans were speculating that Walker would challenge Warnock in 2022.
As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote last summer of what was still a potential Walker-led prospect: “Herschel Walker hasn’t lived in Georgia for decades. He’s never held public office, doesn’t attend the kind of Republican events that are mainstays of the political calendar, and has bypassed the fundraising circuit that helps decide winners and losers in the early races of the state.
But none of these obstacles got in the way. Trump weighed in last March, writing in a statement, “Wouldn’t it be great if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the US Senate in Georgia? The statement continued, “He would be unstoppable, just like he was when he played for the Georgia Bulldogs, and in the NFL, he’s a GREAT person too. Run Herschel, run!